floral small painting

dogwood blossom & if

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dogwood blossom

I very rarely paint flowers so this is a real step out of my comfort zone.

dogwood blossom 16×16 inch oil on canvas


I’m rushing this morning but I’ll leave you with this…

[With apologies to Rudyard Kipling] If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you time,
If you can overlook people taking things out on you, when
through no fault of yours something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can do all these things,
Then you’re probably the family dog.


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